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014: Why Teenage Girls are More Vulnerable Today than Ever Before with Krista DeYoung

Brief summary of show:

In this week’s episode, I chat with Krista DeYoung, who is the founder of Girl Above.

Krista specializes in mentoring adolescent girls and parents, is a certified life coach and is currently in the Masters in Counseling program at CCU.

Since launching Girl Above in 2015, Krista has had the opportunity to speak with thousands of young women about the underlying issues driving their pain and helping them determine tangible ways to grow and heal.

I love this conversation with Krista because we touched on so many points that are so important for parents to understand as we support them through their teenage years.

As a mother of two teenage girls myself, I found it so impactful.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • The impact of social media on teenage girls

  • Why our teenagers stop talking to us

  • The best approach to starting conversations with your teens

  • How to support them with their permission

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Podcast Transcript:

Natalie: many people know that I am a mom of three, two girls. One is 20 years old and one is 16. Teenage girls have my heart. For sure. I think it is the most difficult time in life, especially for girls and especially in the environment that we live in right now. So we are going to talk all about teenage girls today and how we can support them and help them through the difficult times that they have.

And joining me is Krista D young founder of girl above. And she's been a long time friend. I love what she does. She has her own podcast and she specializes in issues with teenage girls,

Krista: So good to talk to you today. Thank you so much for having me. This is fantastic to get to talk to you about this